Zotter Chocolates the company, the philosophy, trends, history and facts at a glance.
August 17, 2018 – We are 100% organic and fair trade as well as bean to bar and from this season, we will start to apply our new FAIR logo. We will continue to cooperate with Fairtrade Austria but on top of it, we are now a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO). The WFTO will certify our entire business according to its fair-trade guidelines. 100% fair trade, without mass balance supply chain application, which we think is less than ideal.
Josef Zotter: "In my opinion, the FAIRTRADE certification is generally a good idea and certainly better than no oversight at all, but I want my customers to be able to buy chocolate and know that it contains exactly what it says on the wrapper."
We are starting off the new season with 21 new, hand-scooped chocolates with a bit of a subdued, classic character as opposed to the usual madness. There are many new nougat chocolates, which are also vegan, and we have created a few completely novel gift chocolates like "Have a Great Trip", "I love you", "Bravo! Amazing!", "Three Cheers For Us!" and many more. We are proud to present the "Sting Red Edition" as a special: this is a chocolate created with organic red wine from rock legend Sting, who owns a vineyard in Tuscany and has decided to make beautiful chocolate with us.
There are new and rare cocoa varieties and countries of origin to be found among the Labookos and we’ve written up a professional flavour profile for each. For the first time ever, some of our cocoa beans have been delivered via sailboat, completely eliminating environmentally harmful emissions: Labooko 70% Nicaragua • Sail Shipped Cocoa.
We are kicking off our spring season with new collections for VALENTINE’S DAY, EASTER, MOTHER’S DAY and FATHER’S DAY as well as seasonal spring-themed chocolate bars with strawberry and asparagus. You can find the entire spring and Easter range in our catalogue.
As always, we have lots of new and exciting products for you to discover:
• Mango Bunny: the new, hand-scooped Easter chocolate for kids.
• Bunny in Easterland: the new, vegan Easter chocolate.
• “The name is Bunny. Easter Bunny.”: two dark, single-origin chocolates.
• Happy Easter: the new Easter chocolate from the new classic range.
• Two Easter collections with many new, hand-scooped chocolates.
• Happy Easter and For very sweet Bunnies: the new, hand-scooped Easter minis perfect for every Easter nest.
• New, brightly decorated Easter bunnies and Easter eggs from the mixing range, all with a delicious centre.
and many more
In this catalogue, you will find the best things from 30 years of Zotter, all our new products, all kinds of crazy innovations and more than 400 chocolates, all organic and fair trade.
We are opening this season by introducing many new chocolate varieties and are celebrating our range with over 400 chocolate bars in organic and fair trade quality.The latest Zotter chocolate collection 2016-17 download (PDF, 23 MB)
TRENDS: Hand-scooped chocolate made from the most sublime organic wine varieties, fruit and seeds, mini chocolate bars with creamy fillings, single origin chocolate from Peru, Xocitto 100% - chocolate espresso and chocolate popcorn
The hand-scooped newbies – from firewood to apricot
Josef Zotter’s number one favourite creation this season is the Firewood Brandy Chocolate with toasted wood brandy, created after the barrique method! Zotter uses the trendiest and best organic wine varieties as well as beer and whisky for his creamy fillings. Fruit meets herbs to create fascinating and inspiring new flavours. He has also created chocolate bars using power food ingredients like chia seeds or gold sprouts to give them a satisfying crunch. And there are of course the classic flavours like our fine apricot chocolate or the new Viennese Melange coffee chocolate bar.
Nashido – thin chocolate bars with a creamy filling
Nashidos are very thin, fine mini chocolate bars with a creamy light filling similar to our praline bonbons. We let inspiration runs its course and created ten different and seductive flavours ranging from classic chocolate-mint to hazelnut nougat to virtuoso cream varieties like blackcurrant with lavender.
Labooko – single origin chocolate from Peru
We have traveled to Peru and are now happy to present rare fine cocoa delicacies from different corners of the country. We are setting a new trend by infusing these chocolate bars with pure cocoa mass to beautifully enhance their flavour profile.
Xocitto 100% – chocolate espresso
This is a creamy drinking chocolate smoothie made from 100% noble Ecuadorian cocoa. Xocitto works like espresso: you can sweeten it with sugar, soften it with milk or enjoy it neat.
Every year, the Academy of Chocolate in London gives awards to the best chocolates and filled chocolates in the world. There are various award categories, from high-percentage dark chocolate to chocolates with fillings. Zotter submitted 17 chocolates and was awarded gold, silver or bronze 15 times in total. A unique result for Zotter, next to top chocolatiers such as Amedei, Michel Cluizel and Demarquette.
Labooko Ecuador 75%
DOWNLOAD the official award winner list (PDF)
Visit the official homepage: www.academyofchocolate.org.uk/awards/
"Zotter is and will remain at the top of the world-best chocolate manufacturers and by far the most innovative chocolatier of all." (Chocolate – the reference standard 2015, p. 839)
The chocolate world is in motion, which is why the chocolate tester Georg Bernardini has once again published a colossal standard work (919 pages) about the international chocolate market. The test included 550 brands and 4,000 products from 70 countries (by comparison, in 2012, the test included 271 brands, 2,700 products and 38 countries).
Zotter ranks among the Top 25 - the best chocolatiers in the world
"Zotter: the placement among the Top 25 is so much matter of course as it is for only very few brands and companies, similar to Domori almost indisputable." (Chocolate – the reference standard 2015, p. 849)
The Top 25 are awarded 6 cocoa pods. 6 cocoa pods stand for "Extraordinary quality of all products. Extremely rare to no deviations in the outstanding quality of the products." (Chocolate – the reference standard 2015, p. 137)
Zotter is the only producer from Germany and Austria in the Top 25 and still the only one to produce solely in organic and fair-trade quality.
Reference: Georg Bernardini: "CHOCOLATE – THE REFERENCE STANDARD. The Chocolate Tester 2015. The best chocolates and pralines in the world. What’s behind it all and what we can gladly forego." 919 pages, $ 60.00 www.thechocolatetester.com